Board of Trustees
Term Ends 2022
Term Ends 2024
Term Ends 2024
Term Ends 2022
Term ends 2022
The Board of Education is a five person policy-making body which operates within the laws of the State of California and Solano County. Each board member is elected for a four-year term. Terms of office are staggered, with elections held every two years. The Board is responsible for approving the District’s budget and adopting all policies and curriculum. The authority of the Board is as a whole and no Board member may act as an official of the District except when the board meets in a regular or a special session. The Board of Trustees is elected to represent all of the people of the school district. In making its decisions, the Board is guided by what is in the best interest of the entire district.
The Board President and Clerk are selected on a rotating basis during the organizational meeting held in December.
The Board of Trustees is committed to equal opportunity for all individuals in education. District programs, activities, and practices shall be free from discrimination, harassment, intimidation, bullying against an individual or group based on race, color, ancestry, nationality, national origin, immigration status, ethnic group identification, ethnicity, age, religion, marital status, pregnancy, false pregnancy, termination of pregnancy, or related recovery, parental status, physical or mental disability, sex, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, gender expression, or genetic information; a perception of one or more of such characteristics; or association with a person or group with one or more of these actual or perceived characteristics.
The board shall promote programs which ensure that discriminatory practices are eliminated in all district activities. The Governing Board started using electronic board packets in February of 2015. These archived packets and current packets can be found here after they are published. The list of board meetings will be on the right side.
The Benicia Unified School District Board of Education meetings are held on the first and third Thursday of each month unless otherwise noted. The public section of the meetings will begin at 7:00 p.m. in the Boardroom, at the District Office, at 350 East K Street, unless otherwise noted on the agenda. Closed session shall be called as necessary, with start time posted on the agenda.
Are the meetings held in public?
Yes, and the public is encouraged and welcomed to attend. Additionally, the meetings are live streamed and recorded on the district’s YouTube channel: https://www.youtube.com/c/beniciaunifiedschooldistrict for viewing.
Do members of the audience have an opportunity to speak?
Persons wishing to speak on an item listed on the agenda must fill out a “Request to Address the Benicia Unified District Board of Education” form located at the back of the boardroom and submit it to the board secretary prior to the discussion of the item. Persons wishing to speak on an item, not on the agenda may do so by filling out this form under the section on the agenda titled “Public Comment. For those who do not wish to attend the meeting but would like to submit a public comment, we have opened the “Public Comment” voicemail line. Comments can be submitted between 5:00-7:00 p.m. by calling 707-748-2787 (one comment per person, per item limited to 3 minutes) on the day of the meeting. Please remember to state your name and item you wish to address. If your comment is for “closed session,” please be sure to state that at the beginning of your message so that it can be addressed prior to “closed session.” Members of the public may address the Board at a meeting on any item within the Board’s jurisdiction.
What is the procedure when called to speak?
When your name is called, come to the microphone at the speaker’s podium. State your name. Be brief and to the point. (There is a three-minute limit.) The Board will not dialogue with the speaker but may refer to an item for a future Board agenda. During our online meetings, public comments will be read into the record by either the board president or another trustee.
Regularly scheduled board meeting dates 2021-22
No Meetings in July
In compliance with the American with Disabilities Act (ADA), if you need special assistance to participate in this meeting, please contact Georgina Martinez at 707-747-8300, ext. 1211. Notification 48 prior to the meeting will enable the District to make reasonable arrangements to ensure accessibility to this meeting (28 CFR 35.102-35.104 ADA Title II).